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Mounir Mounir

Mounir Mounir

Buena Park, CA

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I have lived and worked in five countries on four continents: Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Born in Egypt, I caught a travel bug from the Nile which courses through that land and went on to travel to 32 countries, staying in some for extended periods of time. I now live with my wife in southern California. I have been impressed by the beauty essence of many cultures; from art, to music, to food, but mostly with the essence that lives within the people. I came to painting late in my life, but I believe it was always in me. I am self-taught, but have benefitted from visits to established schools of art in Paris, Florence, and Moscow and talking to these artists. I approach a blank canvas with no plan in mind. I let the first few strokes of the brush lead me, and trust that a painting will emerge. I try to let the painting and the colors take control of me rather than the reverse. I also enjoy writing poetry and playing string instruments and percussion. My work has been on exhibit in the US, Egypt, Dubai, and Russia. Most of my paintings are in private hands...